Flowers are often referred to as ‘ornamentals’. But they don’t just look good, they can be an essential part of your organic growing. Flowers attract pollinators such as bees, they can be used in companion planting in the veg patch, and some you can even eat. If you’d like to learn how to grow healthy blooms for butterflies or bouquets, this evening course will teach you where and how to grow them.
Dot Crowe is kindly opening her garden on the following Saturday dates: 16th, 23rd & 30th June, from 12 noon until 5pm and on the following Sunday dates 17th, 24th & 1st July 12 noon until 5pm, with donations to Garden Organic in lieu of entry fee.
This course will introduce you to a range of techniques for preventing and controlling pests and diseases in your garden and allotment. Choosing the right varieites, how and when to plant and keeping good hygiene, will all contribute to a healthy growing area.
Most people think of organic growing as ‘growing without chemicals’, but there is so much more to it than that. Organic growing works creatively with nature, making both the soil and the environment a place where plants will thrive.
This one day course will show you how to grow many of the vegetables, herbs and spices associated with a more exotic range of cuisines and introduce you to vegetables that you may not have tried before.
Pippa Rosen is generously opening her garden for three days in August with donations to Garden Organic in lieu of entry fee.
The garden is located in Warminster and has been organically certified since 2001 for seed production. Stockfree production (no animal manures or by-products). Vegetables, herbs, and flowers which are grown for seed. Facilities include toilets, refreshments and organic seed for sale.
The Herbary, 161 Chapel Street, Horningsham, Warminster, BA12 7LU
Friday, 3 August 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, 5 August 2018 - 5:00pm
Susan Burns is kindly opening her garden to the public during the weekend of the 4th & 5th of August. The garden is half-an-acre, and divided into ten small gardens which includes: a kitchen garden, an orchard, herbaceous borders, pond, two children’s gardens, a tropical section, seating areas and a secret garden
Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, 5 August 2018 - 5:00pm
Now is the time to plan ahead and consider your winter growing space. With a little forward planning, you can produce food all year round! We also show you that there is more to winter growing than swedes and leeks.
Join us for this half-day course and learn everything you need to know to get started with seed saving from Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library experts. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the benefits of saving seed and how to select plants for particular characteristics, as well as step by step instructions on saving seeds.